Saturdays are usual for workouts, cleaning the apartment, maybe homework, and seeing friends. Instead I left the house at 7:30 as if it was a work day, drove to Best Buy corporate, and spent a full 9 hours learning new things and talking to mostly new people.
I have a pretty solid tradition with conferences, bring my own coffee mug (which I fill with water half way through the day), wear layers, and get ready to talk a lot. I’m naturally pretty chatty which helps, but even I need downtime. I assumed I would go home eat a quiet dinner and go to bed early. Instead I ended up going to downtown Minneapolis and meeting a friend and didn’t get home until midnight. It was a long day. But I regret nothing.
I have no idea how the events of yesterday could change things moving forward. I don’t know if I met people who will alter my path. All I know is that if I spend every weekend doing the exact same thing, I’m probably going to stay in the exact same place. And while things are pretty good, I think different could be good as well, maybe even better.
A coworker reminded me that the grass isn’t always greener. And he’s right, but I don’t plan on moving to the next pasture over. I think I’m gearing up for a big change. And when the time and situation is right, I will know for sure.
Do you follow routine? When do you feel like you are in a rut?
Every winter? Every few years?